The most attractive mountain refuges in Valais

From small mountain huts to large ultra-modern lodges, and from altitudes of 1,475 to 3507 m, Valais offers you a tremendous variety of accommodation at which to rest on your hikes. Here is our selection of 10 top refuges for you to discover in the Valais Alps :

Anenhütte – Lötschental

The concept of the Anenhütte, in the Lötschental valley, was developed by the engineer Peter Tscherrig. His philosophy is to respect the environment while taking account of modern expectations and needs. Located at an altitude of 2,358 m, the refuge is self-sufficient in drinking water and electricity.

Cabane Rambert – Ovronnaz

Rebuilt in 1952 at the foot of the Grand Muveran at an altitude of 2,580 m, the Cabane Rambert was completely renovated in 2015. Enlarged and modernised, it offers hikers a comfortable and extremely convivial welcome. The guardians await your visit !

Monte Rosa – Zermatt

With its strange shape and aluminium cladding, the Monte Rosa refuge is certainly one of the most original in the Valais Alps. Thanks to its south-facing façade covered with photovoltaic panels and other features installed by the federal technology institute ETH Zurich, the venue covers more than 90 % of its energy requirements.

SAC, Alphütte, Berge, Wallis, hochalpin, Panorama, Bergwelt

Britannia Hut – Saas-Fee

Built in 1912 between the Chessjen and Hohlaub glaciers, the Britannia Hut is a monument to British-Swiss friendship. To thank the Swiss for welcoming them in their mountains, the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club had the refuge built with the requirement that a washroom with running water be installed – a modern innovation for the period !

Cabane de Tracuit – Zinal

Key stopover for the climb of the highly popular Bishorn, dubbed “The Ladies’ 4,000„, the Cabane de Tracuit refuge is always busy. In 2013 it was completely renovated ; the environmentally friendly refuge now offers 116 dormitory beds along with modern comforts.

Tracuithütte, Berghütte, Wallis, Hochtouren, Wandern, Bergwelt

FXB-Panossière-Hütte – Verbier

Located at an altitude of 2,641 m in the heart of the Combins massif, the Cabane FXB Panossière is named after the famous helicopter pilot and founder of Air-Glaciers, François-Xavier Bagnoud. The refuge offers a panoramic stop on magnificent hikes such as the Tour des Combins, the Tour du Val de Bagnes and the Chemin des cols alpins.

Berghütte, SAC, Bergwelt, Hochtouren, Wallis

Cabane Bertol – Arolla

At an altitude of 3,311 m in the Val d’Hérens, the Cabane Bertol lies on the Haute Route between Chamonix and Zermatt ; the iconic Patrouille des Glaciers ski mountaineering race leads past its door.

SAC, Berghütte, Bergwelt, Berge, Hochtouren, Wallis

Finsteraarhornhütte – Aletsch Arena

Located at the foot of the towering Finsteraarhorn, which culminates at an altitude of 4,274 m, the eponymous refuge offers all modern comforts. During the summer, the venue is supplied with running water and offers guests a large, sunny terrace.

SAC, Bergpanorama, Hochtour, wandern, Walllis, Berge, Natur

Binntalhütte – Goms :

Der Weg durch die aussergewöhnliche Landschaft zur Binntalhütte ist Teil des alten Säumerpfads, der das Binntal mit dem Ossolatal in Italien verbindet. Die Aussicht von der Hütte auf das Bietschhorn und das Nesthorn ist einmalig. Die Mühe lohnt sich !

SAC, Bergwelt, Hochalpin, Hochtouren, wandern, Wallis, Panorama

Cabane d’Orny – Champex-Lac

Patricia and her husband Raymond, a mountain guide, have been guardians of the Cabane d’Orny for 30 years. Here they offer guests an exceptionally warm welcome at an altitude of 2,831 m in an idyllic landscape.

Cabane d'Orny CAS, capanna di montagna sulla commune di Champex-Lac, Pays du Saint Bernard, Vallese, Svizzera